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NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

Health
NHS bosses in England say a new 10-year plan could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention.GPs, mental health and community care will get the biggest funding increases.The aim is to curb the reliance on hospitals, which will get a smaller cut of the budget - leading some doctors to warn they were facing a "near-on impossible task."The plans also include DNA testing for children with cancer, and other young people with a rare genetic disorder.Society of Acute Medicine president Dr Nick Scriven said he was "staggered" by the plans given the problems facing hospitals.Many trusts are missing all three key waiting time targets for A&E, cancer care and routine operations, and are struggling to balance the books. If you can't see the NHS Trac...
Medications may not heal long-term knee pain, study says

Medications may not heal long-term knee pain, study says

Health
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Drugs long thought to soothe long-term knee pain may not actually work, a study says. The research, published Friday in JAMA, come from 47 trials over the course of a year. The work found that only two drugs had any level of significant effectiveness, even though those drugs were only mildly successful. "This is the first meta-analysis in osteoarthritis (OA) that takes into account only long-term (defined as at least 12-month duration) clinical trials," Lucio Rovati, a researcher at Department of Medicine and Surgery and study author, told UPI in an email interview. "Analysis of long-term data is particularly important because OA (knee OA in our case, i.e. the most common form and joint localization of OA) is a chronic and progressive disease, but most medications are stu...
Leicester City star Ben Chilwell signs long-term deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City star Ben Chilwell signs long-term deal to keep him at the King Power Stadium

Sports
DONE DEAL The Foxes defender made his England debut last month and follows Harry Maguire in signing a new deal Ben Chilwell has signed a new long-term deal with Leicester City to cap a remarkable start to the season. A month after agreeing fresh terms with Harry Maguire, Leicester have secured 21-year-old left-back Chilwell, who came through the ranks at the King Power Stadium. Chilwell has committed his future to Leicester Chilwell made his England debut last month and his first starts followed in last week’s goalless Nations League draw with Croatia and the 3-2 win in Spain. The left-back joined Leicester’s academy aged 12 and said he was excited to extend his association with the Foxes until June 2024. “Leicester’s ...
DNA vaccine shows promising, long-term results against Ebola virus

DNA vaccine shows promising, long-term results against Ebola virus

Health
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A synthetic DNA vaccine is showing immediate and long-term promising results against the Ebola virus in preclinical animal research. Scientists at The Wistar Institute Vaccine and Immunotherapy Centers designed optimized synthetic DNA vaccine candidates that target a virus surface protein called glycoprotein. The findings were published Wednesday in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The Zaire Ebolavirus infection causes a severe hemorrhagic fever with a 50 percent fatality rate. Ebola, which is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission, first appeared in 1976 in what is now, Nzara, South Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. "Synthetic non-viral based DNA technology allows for rapid vac...
Irdai makes long-term 3rd-party insurance must; car, bike purchase to cost more from Sep 1

Irdai makes long-term 3rd-party insurance must; car, bike purchase to cost more from Sep 1

Finance
NEW DELHI: Buying a car or two-wheeler is set to become expensive from Saturday as long-term third party insurance policy has been made mandatory by the Irdai following a Supreme Court order. The three-year third-party insurance will cost Rs 5,286 for cars with engine capacity of less than 1,000 cc, Rs 9,534 (1,000 - 1,500 cc) and Rs 24,305 for cars with engine capacity of 1,500 cc and more. In case of two-wheelers, the five year-third party insurance will cost Rs 1,045 for vehicles with engine capacity below 75 cc, Rs 3,285 (75-150 cc), Rs 5,453 (150-350 cc) and Rs 13,034 (exceeding 350 cc). As per the Motor Vehicles Act, third-party insurance is mandatory. As regards the comprehensive insurance, which covers theft and damage among others, the vehicle buyer would have the option to buy it...